Shirley Bovshow shows us how to grow Chinese Evergreen plants which are easy to care for and clean the air.
- Select a healthy stem that is at least 6 inches tall and cut just below a node. A node is a bump on a plant stem where leaves emerge.
- Remove any lower leaves on the stem before placing in a vase
- Fill the vase with water so that the water reaches to cover just the bottom of the stem. Do not submerge the whole stem in water or it will rot.
- Place the cutting in a medium light spot with no direct sunlight. Temperatures should be between 60 and 80°.
- Change the water every two days to refresh the o then exchange. Old stagnant water does not conduct oxygen which the plant needs to grow roots.
- Roots will start to emerge within a week to two weeks.
- Leave your rooted cuttings in water in definitely. Although your cuttings have roots and are technically able to be planted in soil, they will be healthier and more vigorous as a water plant.
- Decorate your home with Chinese evergreen plants, tucking in colorful vases filled with rooted cuttings of this amazing plant.
- Once a month, fertilize with a liquid house plant fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer label.